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Thread #16525   Message #2731410
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
25-Sep-09 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Mister Boll Weevil / Boll Weevil Song
Subject: Lyr Add: DE BOLL WEEVIL
Lyr. Add: De Boll Weevil

Oh, have you heard de latest,
De latest all yore own?
All about de Boll Weevil
Whut caused me to lose mah home?
To lose mah home,- to lose mah home!
First time ah saw de Boll Weevil
He was sittin' on de squah.
Next time ah saw dat Weevil
He was sittin' everywhah,
Jes' a-lookin' foh a home,- lookin' foh a home!
Fahmah say to de Weevil,
"Whut makes yore head so red?"
Weevil say to de fahmah,
"It's a wonder ah ain't dead,
Lookin' foh a home, lookin' foh a home!"
Nigger say to de Weevil,
"Ah'll throw you in de hot sand."
Weevil say to de nigger,
"Ah'll stand hit lak a man.
Ah'll have a home, ah'll have a home."
Says de Captain to de Mistis,
"Whut do you thing ob dat?
Dis Boll Weevil done make a nes'
Inside mah Sunday hat;
He'll have a home,- he'll have a home!"
Ef you wanta kill de Boll Weevil
You bettah staht in time.
Use a little sugar
An' lots of turpentine,
An' he'll be dead,- an' he'll be dead.

A couple of verses not in the DT versions nor in the post by harpgirl.
Mabel Major and T. M. Pearce, coll and ed., 1950, "Signature of the Sun, Southwest Verse, 1900-1950, pp. 166-167, University of New Mexico Press.